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Project by TreeBones posted 06-20-2008 09:57 PM 2594 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some more one hour benches. Two are Cedar of which only one has an oil finish. The third is Oak and this one takes about two hours to make instead of one, because it is not as soft as the cedar and there is more time sanding and planing. I have recently made quite a few of these and they were all bought up by another vendor at a local show. I need to start selling these for more than I have been asking for them.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info





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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 06-20-2008 10:01 PM

I am totally into that!... Very cool!! Those would fit in around my house perfectly!
How are you attaching the legs with runners to the slab seat?

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 06-20-2008 10:16 PM

Those are way cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Kipster

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#3 posted 06-20-2008 10:21 PM

I wouldn’t mind having one of those in my water garden.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 06-20-2008 10:41 PM

very cool. if i ever get my hands on a nice slab i think i know what i’m gonna try! thanks for the post.

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TreeBones

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#5 posted 06-20-2008 10:58 PM

Steve, I use pocket holes, screws and glue underneath so as not to be easily seen. I have made all my benches with the legs at a 15 degree angle with a support spanning from leg to leg also attached with pocket holes screws and glue (tight bond II). I have used this method for a number of years and have never had any come apart or loosen up. I am a creature of habit and stick with the same design when it works well. You will find many sizes of this style that I make, some more rustic than others. It works well for tables also, I have a nice rustic live edge redwood slab table that I use every day for my computer station.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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RobS

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#6 posted 06-21-2008 05:07 AM

Nice work as always Ron. And best of all they’re from salvage logs…great work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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RobS

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#7 posted 06-21-2008 05:10 AM

Also, do you sign or stamp your work? As many as you indcate that you make, I may come across one some day and perhaps I could look for your mark. Just curious.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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TreeBones

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#8 posted 06-21-2008 06:11 AM

Rob, here is what I stamp my projects with.

Stamp

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 06-21-2008 02:05 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#10 posted 06-22-2008 05:55 AM

these are truly awesome benches : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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RobS

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#11 posted 06-22-2008 03:45 PM

Thanks Ron.. I’ll be on the lookout….

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#12 posted 06-23-2008 01:14 AM

Great looking benches. They should be good moneymakers. Easy to make and fast. Charge more. Find out what the vendors are selling them for.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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hap

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#13 posted 06-27-2008 01:32 AM

what is the price you been asking for.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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TreeBones

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#14 posted 06-27-2008 02:05 AM

Hap, I have been getting $60.00 for the cedar and $150 for the Oak.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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SawDustnSplinters

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#15 posted 07-10-2008 09:21 PM

Great looking benches and you should definitely charge more, you are lower than wholesale :) No wonder that vendor jumped on it…..

Also you have given me a great idea for my latest project of how to utilize this crotch piece of pecan I had to cut off a 10 foot log so my tractor could lift it on to my trailer, it will yield oval slabs if I mill it standing up. Also great idea for the legs.

I will post some pics later of my latest project…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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